Valentine’s day is coming and just like Chet Baker, I think every day is Valentine’s Day. I love seeing candy hearts everywhere because I have a sweet tooth, but on a deeper level, I think it’s a nice reminder to celebrate love in all its shapes and forms, not only the romantic kind. In a … More Loving ourselves more
Being that my yoga site is called “InnerLotus” – it is only natural that I would be extremely excited to take part in the Asian Art Museum’s effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest, human lotus flower! Yes! Hooray! I am there! We gathered on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at … More We broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest, human lotus flower!
When we take a yoga class, emphasis is typically placed on the physical posture. We also see this promoted on the cover of yoga magazines, articles and books. Unfortunately this emphasis on only the physical aspect – creeps into our personal practice in class and at home. If we want to truly go “deeper” in … More Attitude of the practice
April 12, 2014 – Namaste and many thanks to my students who accompanied me and our wonderful guide Billy, on a private tour of the Asian Art Museum’s Yoga exhibit. They told me it is the first exhibit of its kind that attempts to show through multi-media artifacts how perspectives of yoga have transformed through … More Yoga Exhibit, Asian Art Museum
When I think about the holiday season in winter, I do not feel the drive the be social and outgoing. Instead I feel like it is a time to go inward. To reflect on the year and to renew my spirit for the coming year. I often feel like a little bear who wants to … More Healing Waters
What does a yogi do when someone they loves dies? According to B.K.S Iyengar, “the yogi is never concerned with death, he is only concerned with life…” Yet every time we come to our practice we end with “Savasana” – Corpse Pose. Often, some students come to my yoga class and leave early, mostly right … More Reflecting on my Father in corpse pose
Over the holidays and New Years break I hit the road to southern California. Sometimes breaking out of my daily environment helps me to see life clearly and creates a new space for reflection. Doing yoga on the road however can be a challenge. I usually bring a travel mat with me and try to … More Yoga on the road